Monday, October 6, 2008
Bob talks politics with David Broder of The Washington Post . Then, at this point in the presidential campaign, verbal jabs dominate the daily news coverage. Issues and wide-ranging rhetorical discussions? Not so much. Bob talks above the fray with philosopher Susan Neiman, an American who heads the Einstein Forum in Germany. Neiman is the author of Evil in Modern Thought and Moral Clarity .
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has authored two of the best selling and most accessible books on science: The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos . Greene talks with Bob about his most recent book, Icarus at the Edge of Time , which is a retelling of the Greek myth of Icarus. Then, this month, the folklorists of the Library of Congress share historic musical field recordings from the archives that served as the basis of hits when they were later covered by more famous, contemporary artists.
Wednesday , October 8, 2008
Bob talks with Rebecca Roberts of POTUS '08 about the latest news from the campaign trail. And for the rest of the hour, we’ll examine the promises being made by the candidates for president and we’ll try to separate fact from fiction.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Dexter Filkins has been covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for The New York Times since 2001. He describes his new book, The Forever War , as visceral, not intellectual. He talks with Bob about his book and his aim to give readers a sense of what it is really like in those countries, which means leaving the protected Green Zone, listening carefully to what Iraqis and Afghanis have to say, and putting his life in great danger. Then, our music critic Anthony DeCurtis returns to review a new double CD from Bob Dylan. Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Volume 8 features rare and unreleased songs recorded by Dylan between 1989 and 2006.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Bob talks with Salon sports columnist King Kaufman about the MLB postseason and the recent NFL games. Then, a look at the world of film with our resident entertainment critic David Kipen. Next, Judy Collins just can't sing a nasty line. Now 69-years-old, the folk singer has been performing songs that she hopes "help people heal." On October 14, Wildflower Records will release Born to Breed - A Tribute to Judy Collins . The album will include Collins covers from Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Webb, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton.